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Subject: Re: What origin surname Perry?
Author: morfydd   (Authenticated as morfydd)
Date: March 27, 2007 at 1:28:10 PM
Reply to: What origin surname Perry? by Maggie_Simpson
A local surname derived from the Old English word "pirige" or "pyrige," meaning pear tree, denoting a "dweller by the pear-tree." (cf very common Portuguese name Pereira, with the same meaning.) Possibly derived from the old French "perrier" or "perrieur," for quarry, in which case it denoted one who worked in a quarry or who lived in a rocky location.
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  • What origin surname Perry? - Maggie_Simpson  Mar 23 2007, 1:38:17 AM
    • Re: What origin surname Perry? - morfydd  Mar 27 2007, 1:28:10 PM